MORGANTOWN – A West Virginia attorney has launched an investigation to find out just how many in the state were affected by a giant credit card data breach and what legal moves can be taken, collectively or individually.
COLUMBUS, Ohio (Legal Newsline) - Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost has warned his fellow AGs that a reported $50 billion settlement of opioid claims will fall apart unless the states demand tight controls on fees to private lawyers and make sure the rest of the money is directed toward programs designed to address the opioid crisis, instead of state general funds.
WILMINGTON (Legal Newsline) – Oral arguments in a case involving arguments that a law firm issued bad advice that cost a company nearly $66 million will be heard by a full Delaware Supreme Court in early December.
CLEVELAND (Legal Newsline) – Is he blowing the whistle or passing the buck? A badge-flashing, gun-toting bulldog, or an ineffective bureaucrat? Is he defined by an appearance on "60 Minutes," or the fact that trial lawyers pay him $500 for 60 minutes of his time?
NORMAN, Okla. (Legal Newsline) – In a hearing Tuesday to clarify disagreements over a $572 million judgment against Johnson & Johnson for allegedly helping create an opioid epidemic in Oklahoma, attorneys for the state argued more money was needed to fully abate the problem, while lawyers for J&J requested joint liability credits to ease its burden.
As solar developers begin looking beyond 2019 and planning for the phasedown of the Section 48 solar investment tax credit, an understanding of the grandfathering rules for projects placed in service between 2020 and the end of 2023 is critical.
BOSTON (Legal Newsline) – A hearing is scheduled for today for a federal judge to reconsider whether to place on hold Massachusetts' emergency four-month ban on vaping product sales after previously finding e-cigarette organizations hadn't made their case for a temporary halt.
WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) – Domino's Pizza Inc. must face the lawsuit of a blind man who claims the nationwide pizza delivery chain's website and mobile-phone app violates the Americans with Disabilities Act after the U.S. Supreme Court declined to take up the case.
Pepper Hamilton is a proud sponsor of the American Bankruptcy Institute (ABI) and Delaware State Bar Association's (DSBA's) "2019 Delaware Views from the Bench" program taking place on October 17, 2019 in Wilmington, DE.
WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. (Legal Newsline) - The federal bankruptcy judge overseeing Purdue Pharma’s Chapter 11 bankruptcy reorganization granted the OxyContin manufacturer and its controlling Sackler family a two-week respite from opioid litigation to work on a settlement that appeases warring state attorneys general and a growing list of municipal and private plaintiffs.
HOUSTON (Legal Newsline) – An adult entertainment venue is suing the city of Houston alleging that it is harmed because its competitors are immune to certain city rules regarding touch between entertainers and customers.
FRANKFORT, Ky. (Legal Newsline) – The Supreme Court of Kentucky ruled earlier this year that police can be sued in the commonwealth for damages if car chases lead to the injury or death of third parties. The decision overturned a previous Supreme Court decision dating to 1952.
WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) – The Federal Trade Commission says lawyers and legal advertisers looking for plaintiffs to sue drug companies are making false claims in their TV ads, as well as possibly scaring viewers into stopping taking their medications.